noun, adjective


or Al·a·man·nic



the high German speech of Switzerland, Alsace, and southwestern Germany.Compare Bavarian(def 3).


of or relating to Alemannic or the Alemanni.

Origin of Alemannic

1770–80; < Latin Alamannicus: see Alemanni, -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for alamannic

Historical Examples of alamannic

  • Reminiscences of an Alamannic migration saga can be traced in the traditions found around the Vierwaldstdter Lake.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3

    Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.

  • This passage quite confirms his view of the events connected with the overthrow of the Alamannic Kingdom by Clovis.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus

    Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

  • Clovis had vowed that he would embrace Christianity if he should prevail against the Alamannic Odin.

British Dictionary definitions for alamannic



  1. the group of High German dialects spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and SW Germany
  2. the language of the ancient Alemanni, from which these modern dialects have developedSee also Old High German


of or relating to the Alemanni, their speech, or the High German dialects descended from it

Word Origin for Alemannic

C18: from Late Latin Alamannicus, of Germanic origin
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